41st Watauga Orthopaedics/Times News Relays
May 7-8, 2021
Dobyns-Bennett High School
Beginning in 1976, Kingsport track enthusiast Rick Earnest and local coaches had a dream. They approached Times News Executive Sports Editor Ron Bliss with the idea of an "all-star" track meet putting the best talent from the region on display.
Only the top nine entries in each event from Northeast Tennessee will be eligible to compete. Southwest Virginia is not eligible to compete because of VHSL not sanctioning out-of-state competitions.
There will be only one section/flight of every event.
Times must be FAT verifiable. No exceptions.
Brief coaches meeting will be at 4:15 p.m. on Friday and 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.
A checklist of the top nine qualifiers will be published in the print edition of the Kingsport Times News at least once a week and also online beginning in late March. The first three alternates will also be listed.
Medals will be given to the top 3 in every event in a brief awards ceremony following the conclusion of each event.
Plaques will be given to the "Most Outstanding" performer on the boys and girls side for both field and running events. A special ceremony will be held at the end of the meet to recognize those athletes.
**Coaches, if one of your athletes is on the alternates list, bring them to the meet. Chances are that one of the top nine entries will scratch and your athlete will have the opportunity to compete. We want to have as many full sections/flights as possible.**
ENTRY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 5. SCRATCH DAY IS THURSDAY, MAY 6. NO EXCEPTIONS
Information for general public
Tickets will be available through the Dobyns-Bennett GoFan App. Cash will also be taken at the gate. Admission is $5.
Concessions will be available at the nearest stand beside the D-B football fieldhouse.
Dri-Fit t-shirts will be available for sale for $15.
All spectators will have temperatures checked at the gates. Athletes must have their temperatures checked by coaches before entering the meet.
Parents, please make sure your child and immediate household members are free from illness before participating in competition. If you are going to provide personal items for your child, clearly label them.
Please limit interaction with athletes from other schools and eliminate handshakes.
Please do not share equipment. This means you must bring your own throwing implements such as shot put and discus.
Hand sanitizer will be available at each event upon request.
Bring personal hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently.
Do not share equipment or shake hands with coaches, athletes or other officials.
Please wear a facial covering.
Conferences with coaches should take place with proper social distancing.
Disinfect mats after each round of competition if possible.
Questions? Contact meet director Tanner Cook via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 423-392-1390 (ext. 4484).
For a complete history of the meet, visit Link to Meet History.
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